The title industry has its own language. Many of its words and idioms are derived from the language of the law while others are common words given special meaning related to land titles. There are also words and phrases coined over the years by the title industry itself.
A warranty provision in a deed or mortgage or other real estate instrument containing all of the common law items of warranty. Also known as a full warranty.
A sliver of land usually of triangular shape between two tracts, resulting from failure of land descriptions to adjoin.
A transfer of real estate, between individuals, by deed. A transfer of real estate from a sovereign by patent or royal decree.
One to whom a grant is made.
One who makes a grant.
An agreement in which a guarantee or assurance of a state of facts or the performance of an objective or obligation is given.
A person who is legally responsible for the care and management of the person or property of one who is legally incompetent to manage his own affairs.